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Campaign News - In the News | Sep 29, 2020

LA Times Endorsement: George Gasc贸n for L.A. County district attorney

The rethinking and reconstruction of the American criminal justice system has come in waves. A decade ago, unconscionable (and聽unconstitutional)聽prison crowding聽in California sparked聽smarter sentencing and parole, then聽alternatives to jail and prison, then the聽downgrading of drug possession felonies聽to the misdemeanors they once were and are now again, amid a continuing and historic decrease in crime.聽Four years ago, […]
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Campaign News | Sep 29, 2020

GASC脫N CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TELEVISION AD FEATURING JOHN LEGEND

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Today, Team Gasc贸n released a new ad narrated by John Legend that will air during the presidential debate and that will continue to air during the coming weeks.聽 In the ad, EGOT winner John Legend says: “The problem is right in front of our eyes. Our District Attorney has done nothing about […]
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Campaign News | Sep 28, 2020

GASC脫N PLEDGES TO REOPEN FOUR FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED-SHOOTINGS IF ELECTED THAT DA LACEY HAS DECLINED TO PROSECUTE

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Today, George Gasc贸n released an open letter to the community in which he committed to reopen at least four fatal officer-involved-shootings that Jackie Lacey declined to charge since she took office if elected on November 3rd.聽 In his letter, Gasc贸n also details his concerns related to five additional cases that either remain […]
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Campaign News | Sep 28, 2020

OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY

Dear fellow Angelenos: Long before I entered this race, significant concerns were raised by law enforcement officials, civil rights attorneys, activists, and others regarding incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey鈥檚 handling of police use of force cases. Over the summer, these concerns reached a fever pitch in the aftermath of numerous high-profile shootings. Public trust in […]
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Campaign News | Sep 24, 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT UNIONS GIVE JACKIE LACEY A MILLION MORE REASONS TO KEEP LOOKING THE OTHER WAY

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Today, George Gasc贸n released the following statement following newly released public disclosures showing the Police Officers Research Association of California and聽California Correctional Peace Officers Association having poured $500,000 each into committees supporting Jackie Lacey. “Jackie Lacey has demonstrated that she is incapable of policing the police, and these unions are going to […]
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